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-The Burial Crypt of James The Brother of Jesus?

Q: There was much to do about some sort of burial crypt of James the Brother of Jesus being found. Then Some scholars claimed it was a fake—what ever happened to that deal? A:  The jury is literally still out on that issue. A trial over the authenticity of the James ‘the brother of Jesus’ […]

-"The Gospel of Paul"?

Q:  Was Paul the apostle the same person as the Paul who wrote the Gospel according to Paul?  Praise the Lord! Thank you, Gene A:  Paul the Apostle did not write a separate gospel per se. Over the years Bible scholars have come to refer to the teaching and theology found in the Pauline epistles […]

-Who Were the Wisemen?

  Q:  Who were the three Wisemen who gave the first Christmas presents? A:  We have written on the Wisemen before. The Story of the Wisemen is found in Matthew 2:1-12. Notice that the Bible really doesn’t tell us how many there really were, only that they brought three different gifts—gold, frankincense, and myrrh. It […]

-Was the Apostle Paul Really a Spy?

Q:  Was the Apostle Paul really a spy? A:  No!  Col. Rose Mary Sheldon of VMI recently claimed that Paul was a spy in her new book: “Operation Messiah: St. Paul, Roman Intelligence and the Birth of Christianity“–and received lots of publicity. <<Here’s my response to her ridiculous theory>>            *Top

-The Names of Philip’s Daughters?

Q:  What were the names of Philip four daughters that were prophets -Veronica A:  Actually, the Bible does not tell us their names. Also early Christian history is silent in this regard. Several early Christian writers, Eusebius for one, did get Philip the Evangelist mixed up with Philip the Apostle who had 3 daughters. Note, […]

-Philip and his Daughters

Q:  How many daughters did Philip have and did they prophesy the same as he did? -Cheryl A:  According to Acts 21:8-9, Philip had 4 unmarried daughters who prophesied. However, Philip is called an Evangelist in Acts 21:8 and the scriptures do not mention him as one involved in prophetic ministry. He was also one […]